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29 July, 2014

Consumers unfazed by halal meat, finds study

The majority of UK consumers are not concerned about the consumption of halal meat, according to a new survey from Canadean.

Sheepmeat exports continued to perform strongly last year, according to the AHDB/Eblex Cattle and Sheep Yearbook 2014.

A poultry firm and its contractors have been fined over Ł84,000 for “repeated” safety failings at its poultry site in Lincolnshire.

Entrants to the prestigious Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards are being given an extra bit of breathing room with the deadline for entry extended by a week to 8 August.

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2 Sisters has reported that, in the wake of the recent scandal, Food Standards Agency (FSA) audits of two of its factories have returned positive results.

Union bosses are calling for food inspection services to be ramped back up in the wake of headline claims in The Guardian over chicken production.

The cattle trade is steadying, due to tightening supply and increased demand, according to industry experts.

Eblex continues to focus on exports and has showcased British beef and lamb in Vienna to the Austrian foodservice sector.

Cranswick PLC has released its first quarter (Q1) results showing “strong growth”, with total sales up 14%.

An ex-butcher and special forces veteran is to cycle from Land’s End to John o’Groats on a butcher’s bike, to raise money for several charities.

The secretary for health Jeremy Hunt has stepped into the chicken factory food safety scandal and ordered an immediate investigation at two 2 Sisters Food Group plants at Llangefni and Scunthorpe.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has done a U-turn over naming and shaming retailers and processors using results from a major campylobacter survey.

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EU horsemeat testing shows improvement

July 28, 2014 06:35:39 AM

The second round of pan-European horse meat DNA tests has shown an improvement from 2013, but still saw products testing positive in seven countries.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed the government to prepare, before 1 October 2014, the deletion of cattle meat and beef offal from the list of goods that can be supplied to Russia and the territory of the Customs Union under the tariff preference regime.

After a major food safety scandal, McDonald’s in Japan has stopped buying chicken from China, while Hong Kong’s outlets have taken chicken products off the menu completely.

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